10 Things to Do this Weekend: July 7th-9th
There are fairs, festivals, a river cruise, a concert, movies, and more!
There are plenty of activities for all ages this weekend. From Lowell to the Lakeshore. No matter where you are in west Michigan there is something to do!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Creatures of Light – Final Weekend
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl Street, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, July 7th, 2017 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, July 9th, 2017 - 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm
Cost: Free with paid general admission to the museum
This is your final weekend to catch the Creatures of Light traveling exhibit. It’s final day at the Grand Rapids Public Museum is Sunday, July 9th. Explore the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards to the alien-like deep-sea fishes and other fantastic creatures that illuminate the dark depths of the oceans.
Berlin Fairgrounds, 2008 Berlin Fair Drive, Marne, MI 49435
Friday, July 7th, 2017
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
Costs: Free Admission to the Fairgrounds. Ride and event costs vary.
Come join the fun with the Skerbeck Family Carnival at the Berlin Fair in Marne! Special events include the MTTP Tractor Pulls on Friday and the Lee Anderson Summer Memorial Race on Saturday.
Muskegon Lakeshore Art Festival
Downtown Muskegon, MI
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
The Lakeshore Art Festival features a blend of arts, crafts, music, food, and fun along the shoreline in historic Downtown Muskegon. The event will feature nearly 300 fine art and craft exhibitors, and a Children's Lane, festival food favorites, street performers and interactive art for all.
23rd Riverwalk Festival
Downtown Lowell, 113 Riverwalk Plaza, Lowell, MI 49331
Friday, July 7th, 2017 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 - 8:00 am-10:15 pm
This year’s three-day event offers many activities for you and your family to enjoy, including fireworks on Saturday night.
Movies in the Park - Mrs. Doubtfire & Forrest Gump
Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, July 7th, 2017 - 6:00 pm- 12:00 Midnight
Come and watch a movie outdoors! The pre-movie entertainment begins at 6 pm, the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire” begins at 7 pm, followed by the movie "Forrest Gump".
Go to the Drive In
The Getty Drive In, 920 E. Summit Ave, Muskegon, MI 49444
Cost: Adults $10.50, Children $5.50, Under 5 Free
Double feature movies scheduled for this weekend include Spider-Man: Homecoming and Baby Driver, Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3, The House and Wonder Woman, and Transformers: The Last Knight and Baywatch.
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, July 7th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $27.50
The alternative rock back from Milwaukee, WI, the Violent Femmes, will be performing at 20 Monroe Live on Friday night. Their songs "Nightmares" and "American Music" cracked the top five on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Johnson Park Disc Golf Championship
Johnson Park Disc Golf Course, 2600 Wilson Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 - 9:00 am
Cost: Entry fees to play
The Johnson Park Championship is the first PDGA Sanctioned tournament to be run at the redesigned Johnson Park. Come watch, or play, some disc golf.
Vintage Street Market at the Downtown Market
Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, July 9th, 2017 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Grand Rapids' only monthly vintage market. It is held the second Sunday of every month. The Vintage Street Market is where you’ll find those exciting treasures. This year’s Vintage Street Market is bigger and better than ever!
Picnic Cruise on The Grand Lady Riverboat
The Grand Lady Riverboat, 825 Taylor Street, Jenison, MI 49428
Sunday, July 9th, 2017 - 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Cost: Adults $15, children 10 and under are free
Here is your chance to Bring-Your-Own Picnic lunch and take a cruise on The Grand Lady Riverboat on the Grand River. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. During the trip, the Captain narrates about steamboat history and the river. Reservations are recommended, but not required.